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<B>2003 BMW Z4</B><P>Here it is, the 2003 BMW Z4 (E85) that will replace the Z3. It was designed of course by Chris Bangle, and I think it has a nice unique look, but I feel it is 'over-styled' and a lot of elements don't go together well. It sort of looks like an overstyled Honda S2000, without balance.<P>I don't like the 'hump' in the back and the cut angles on the sides are a little to dramatic IMHO. Also, the interior lacks a driver oriented environment that BMW has been famous for. From previous pictures though, the front does look nice.<P>Pretty cool car though, what do you all think?<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.haaahahaha.nl/renault/bmwz4/bmwz4_1.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.haaahahaha.nl/renault/bmwz4/bmwz4_2.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.haaahahaha.nl/renault/bmwz4/bmwz4_3.jpg"> <P>-Drew
 

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That's a pretty handsome car. I'm not much of a Bimmer guy, but the Z3 holds a sweet spot with me, and this one seems pretty cool. I'd like to see a better front 3/4 shot.
 

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From the side, it looked almost like that Shelby Cobra car they had in the Olds (?) dealership few yrs back.<P>Not too shabby, but some lines are a bit too much. Reminds me of the CS1 Concept car....which is not really a compliment.<P>The color and the tail light scheme do remind me of a S2K...like an Sk2 with some aftermarket bodykit or some sort.
 

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I like the rear and interior, but i think the sides are a bit much. I think its going to be really light and be powered by a 6cyl?<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by turboale:<BR><B>I think its going to be really light and be powered by a 6cyl?<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I am almost 100% sure that it will be powered by the 3.0 (M54B30) & 2.5 (M54B25) liter, family of inline-6's.<P>The 'M' version should come later powered by the same motor in the current E46 M3 (M54B33).<P>-Drew<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by silvereye:<BR><B>Yikes...Are the photos official?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>They are not official per-se from BMW/NA, but they are pictures of the real car.<P>-Drew<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Iceman:<BR><B>Am I the only one that thinks the back end looks like the present Mercury Cougar?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I can't really see any mercury cougar in that. At least not the latest incarnation of it.<P>
 
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